. File operations and basics Most of these shortcuts you probably already know, but do you use them? Allowed links: anything common and unsuspicious. Ctrl + Shift + S — Save project as at this window you can also save as wav or mp3. To close any currently active window; either press the associated key command for that window or press the escape 'Esc' key. Posting tracks as links will get you banned and your link removed! Good for when you want to quickly edit a drum sequence without affecting other parts of the song.Next
Surprisingly good way to make amazing sounds. Drag your mouse to select multiple notes and patterns in one single swipe. Are there any shortcuts you find invaluable? No flame wars, disrespect, condescension based on level of experience, or tactless posts stereotyping any group of people will be tolerated. L — Switch between song and pattern mode. Browser You are probably used to using the browser for dragging and dropping samples you have stored on your hard drive. I personally have all the shortcuts knife, brush, pencil, mute, etc mapped to the buttons at the side of my razer mouse. I should note that this list uses small type to fit everything on one page.
You can spend hours - if not days creating, your eyes focused on that bright monitor, so it's important you choose the best tools to help you become more productive than ever before. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry. A quick reinstall or removing a file will usually resolve such issues. If you have a rolling sequence of hi-hat notes, delete some completely. At the next bar the timeline will jump to this new spot without interrupting the timing of your song, this also works by using the Fast Forward and Rewind key commands I mentioned earlier.
Submit it to the Feedback Thread! These might be the most important to improve your workflow. This bypasses the snapping grid you have set and you can also use it to stretch or shorten the end of a note. Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching and instant ramen. Sequencer When working in the Step Sequencer there are a number of useful commands: - Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select the Next or Previous channel. Automation that appears here is automation that is contained within patterns, playlists, sequences, as well as the automation contained in the main automation such as Track Mix automation, which also appears as a pattern in the playlist. Keep in mind that this is the selection of shortcuts that I use the most, there may be more for you! Collab calls should go in the Collaboration Thread.Next
Piano Roll The Piano Roll though has the additional playback tool which has the key command 'Y'. The more straight forward the background is, the more you can focus your mind and get creative. Whether you change this setting or not is down to personal preference. Note that, this way works only when you have Live Mode switched on in the Playlist Options Menu. Each key has a standard letter or symbol for typing; however, most of the keys are colored and labeled with a shortcut to speed up your process.Next
Disclaimer: The tutorials I post, are not tutorials that I have written or recorded. Sometimes this is not desirable. See the for more on this mode. However you make your drums mix up the panning and volume to make it sound a bit more natural. This keyboard gives you fast access to all of the shortcuts in a color coded layout, saving you the hassle of referring to manuals, menus, and tool-bars. Depending on which side of the loop selection is closest to where you click, the loop selection will adjust to where your cursor is. For example; a drum kit made up of separate sampler channels.Next
If you're not sure if your post will fit or not, message the moderators. Alt + Del — Delete selected channels. I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. By default I have my kick drum linked to mixer track 1. For instance when you play guitar, you do not completely let go of the previous note when playing the next.
When you are heavily editing a song you will find yourself wanting to pause in the current play position, as opposed to stopping and automatically jumping back to the song or selection start. This kind of axis becomes useful when your project is quite large and complex, allowing you to quickly home in a particular aspect of your arrangement. Especially handy for copying and pasting! Self-promotion is not allowed apart from the feedback thread. Ctrl + Shift + Left Click — Select multiple notes or patterns in multiple swipes or clicks. Ctrl + Shift + Left Click — Select multiple mixer tracks. You might find it easier to just flip through windows with the 'Tab' key, and then just use 'F7' to open and close the Piano Roll whenever you need it.Next